Welcome to our newly designed newsletter! We hope you enjoy it.
About this time last year, innovators from across the globe were applying to the HITLAB World Cup. Xavier Palomer of Psious and Anita Pramoda of Owned Outcomes made it to the finish line. In this issue of the newsletter, both reflect on the industry and express their gratitude for the competition, which propelled their causes forward.
Thanks to popular demand, we’re extending our HITLAB World Cup deadline to October 23. You’ll have a bit more time to put the finishing touches on your application (and videos are now optional).
The HITLAB Innovators Summit—at which World Cup finalists will present their inventions—is gathering steam. Experts from a variety of fields including public health, medicine, technology, and design will speak about the transformational impact of healthcare innovation, including:
In the meantime, we’ll be holding weekly seminars on a variety of subjects.
Next up: “Re-inventing Aging in America” with Dr. David Gruber of Alvarez & Marsal Healthcare Industry Group on October 15. For more information, click here.
We’ve been busy! In addition to our educational efforts, we’re forging full steam ahead with research. We’ll be presenting our latest work at both Wireless Health and the mHealth Summit. And Med City News reports on our work with AARP. Details are below.
Last but not least, please join me in welcoming new members to our team. We’re grateful to have such an accomplished staff as we work to advance healthcare innovation.
Nishita Rai, PhD
We’re thrilled to announce five impressive HITLAB World Cup finalists whose inventions reflect the transformative abilities of healthcare technology. Their competition will be the highlight of the HITLAB Innovators Summit (although, truly, everyone wins with these remarkable innovations). See who the finalists are and their technologies on our blog, and please read on for links to the finalists’ sites.
It’s been gratifying to see the Summit speaker list grow. We’re welcoming the best and brightest from all sectors required to affect positive change in healthcare. Among them are our event co-chairs Christine R. Coyne, MBA, vice-president of specialty pharmaceuticals, BTG, and Abdul El-Sayed, MD, DPhil, executive director of public health, City of Detroit. Also: Kerry Kennedy, JD, president, Robert F. Kennedy Center for Justice & Human Rights; Glen De Vries, president of Medidata; Kyu Rhee, MD, MPP, chief health officer, IBM; and Thomas Feitel, MBA, global head, digital strategy and innovation, Sanofi.
Lest you think the Summit and World Cup are all we have on our minds, please know we continue to work on other amazing projects, including collaborations with the City of New York and AARP, described below, and our fascinating Seminar Series. We just returned from the mHealth Summit, where our own Laura Pugliese moderated a panel and ran a workshop to help startups grow.
It’s not too late to register for the HITLAB Innovators Summit! Please register here.
Thanks so much for your support, and enjoy reading about our finalists!
Nishita Rai, PhD
The Ceeable Visual Field Analyzer (CVFA) is a visual field test that can detect, classify, and monitor degenerative eye disease using only a tablet.
Homeward Healthcare creates software for patients, hospitals, and payors, including an interactive, multimedia program patients can control from their bedsides on touchscreen tablets.
Noninvasix uses optoacoustic technology to safely, accurately, and noninvasively monitor a baby's brain oxygenation levels during labor and delivery.
RistCall replaces traditional call bell systems with smart wireless, wearable devices for patients and nurses to communicate and deliver care more effectively.
Rubitection is developing a technology to modernize early bedsore detection and management.